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Definition of "away" [a•way]

  • From a particular thing or place: ran away from the lion; sent the children away to boarding school. (adverb)
  • At or to a distance in space or time: We live a block away from the park. (adverb)
  • At or by a considerable interval: away back in the 17th century; away off on the horizon. (adverb)
  • In a different direction; aside: glanced away. (adverb)
  • On the way: We want to get away early in the day. (adverb)
  • From a particular place; off (adverb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • In or to another, usual, or proper place (adverb)
  • Apart; at a distance (adverb)
  • Out of existence (adverb)
  • Indicating motion, displacement, transfer, etc, from a normal or proper place, from a person's own possession, etc (adverb)
  • Indicating activity that is wasteful or designed to get rid of something (adverb)
  • Continuously (adverb)
  • Not present (adjective)
  • Distant (adjective)
  • Having started; released (adjective)
  • Played on an opponent's ground (adjective)
  • (of a ball or player) farthest from the hole (adjective)
  • (of a player) having been put out (adjective)
  • Relating to the outward portion or first half of a race (adjective)
  • A game played or won at an opponent's ground (noun)
  • An expression of dismissal (exclamation)

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Use "away" in a sentence
  • "Obama\'s reaction, which was given through an interview with George Stephanopoulos, as translated by Paul Krugman today is: In short, \ "Run away, run away\"!"
  • "I thought of Dahmer's father on TV, wiping tears away with a sleeve, walking away¬† from the camera, holding an open palm up like a crossing guard, STOP."
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